Gathering the Greatest Minds in Cannabis

CannMed features of the greatest minds in medical cannabis, where they will further the convergence of medical cannabis research, treatment, and product development.

The world’s top medical cannabis researchers present their latest findings with regards to the efficacy of treating a variety of conditions with cannabis. Clinicians share compelling case studies and clinical pearls they have collected through their experience treating patients with cannabis. Cannabis industry leaders also share how they are adopting innovative testing methods and technologies to create new products that move the industry forward.

Session Topics Include:

  • Treating Cancer with Cannabis
  • Treating Neurological Disorders with Cannabis
  • Treating Pain and Opioid Addiction with Cannabis
  • Cannabis and Women’s Health
  • Applying Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology to the Cannabis Industry
  • Developments in Cannabis Genetics
  • Cannabis Regulations and Safety Testing Techniques
  • Innovations in Cultivation and Product Development

CannMed 2018 Presenters

Raphael Mechoulam, PH.D.

Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Scientific Advisor | Keynote Speaker

Raphael Mechoulam is an Israeli organic chemist and professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. He is best known for his work (together with Y. Gaoni) in the isolation, structure elucidation and total synthesis of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the main active principle of cannabis and for the isolation and the identification of the endogenous cannabinoids anandamide from the brain and 2-arachidonoyl glycerol (2-AG) from peripheral organs together with his students, postdocs and collaborators.

We are honored that Dr. Mechoulam has chosen to partner with CannMed and provide a platform for the next generation of cannabis researchers to build on his foundational work.

Kevin McKernan

Medicinal Genomics

Cannabis Genetics Session

Michael Dor, MD

Israel Ministry of Health, Cannabis Unit

Regulatory Session

Bonni Goldstein, MD


General Medicine Session

Dustin Sulak, DO

Opioid Panel Moderator

Katya Boudko

Canopy Growth Corp.

Cultivation Panel Moderator

Staci Gruber, PH.D.

McLean Hospital Brain Imaging Center

Harvard Medical School


BigMike Straumietis

BigMike Straumietis

Advanced Nutrients

Influencer Panelist

Jeff Chen, MD


Alzheimer’s Panel Moderator

Rob Viglione


Cryptocurrency Track

Catherine Jacobson, Ph.D.


Testing Panel Moderator

Meredith Burak

Meredith Rose Burak

Asana Bio Group

Women’s Health Panel Moderator 

David Meiri

David Meiri, PH.D.

Laboratory of Cancer Biology & Cannabinoid Research – Techion

Cancer Session

Panel Presentations

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By now you have heard all about the amazing presentations and panel discussions that will be delivered at CannMed 2018, but there will also be a number of exciting events taking place in the Luskin Center that attendees should take full advantage of. They include:......

The State of California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) has partnered with Medicinal Genomics’ CannMed 2018 Cannabis conference to host a Cannabis Career Fair on Monday, October 22nd from 12 to 5 pm at UCLA’s Luskin Conference Center. The Career Fair is free to job seekers......

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